When it comes to scams, education is the first line of defense. That’s why AARP New Hampshire is informing Granite Staters about the three R’s of fraud: recognize, resist and report.

A corps of volunteers offers AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations at senior centers, libraries, retirement communities, churches, banks, credit unions, businesses and schools across the state.

Americans lost $15.4 billion to scams in 2016. And more than 7 in 10 AARP New Hampshire members are concerned about consumer fraud or identity theft, a 2016 survey found.

To request a fraud presentation for your community group, email nh@aarp.org. To sign up for watchdog alerts, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.